50 days in Japan, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

50 days in Japan, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Sapporo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Nachikatsura-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Busan, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
— 15 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 7 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chidorigafuchi and Tokyo Walking Tours. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Musashino (Inokashira Park & Kichijoji) and Mito (Kairakuen Park, Kobuntei, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, stroll around Kitanomaru Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Hozomon.

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Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Sapporo, Japan

— 5 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rusutsu Resort Ski and Okurayama Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru Unga Terminal). There's much more to do: get great views at Mt. Moiwa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, and walk around Asahiyama Kinen Koen.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo day trip planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Sapporo to be slightly colder, around -1°C, while days are cooler, around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Japan

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kanda house and Gyokusen-immaru Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more) and Nanto (Suganuma Gassho Community & Gokayama). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, surround yourself with nature on IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in March, expect Kanazawa to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kennin-ji Temple and Okochi Sanso Garden. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip site.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Nachikatsura-cho, Japan

— 1 night
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kinomatsushima Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, explore the activities along Nachi Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nachikatsura-cho visit site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in March since evenings lows in Nachikatsura-cho dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Nigatsu-do Temple and Mint Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Walking tours, Yoshikien, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online road trip planner.

You can drive from Nachikatsura-cho to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shukkei-en Garden and Peace Bell. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more) and Miyajima (Sanno Shrine & Momijidani Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, explore the activities along Motoyasu River, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, and snap pictures at Aioi Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Daegaksa Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally go for a walk through Igidae Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Busan by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Seoul, South Korea

— 15 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bukhansan National Park and Seoul Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Ilsan Lake Park (in Goyang) and Everland (in Yongin). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, gain insight at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate, and get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul route maker site.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Seoul, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, then steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, and then stroll around Ueno Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Kinuta Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden, and finally wander the streets of Ueno District.

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You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.